UMKC Law Professor Speaks at National Institutes

UMKC Law boasts professors who engage inside and outside of the classroom. Professor Christopher Hoyt has recently made presentations at two national institutes in January 2017 and will continue with speaking engagements in the spring and summer.

Hoyt teaches courses in the areas of federal taxation, business organizations, retirement plans and tax-exempt organizations. Previously, he was with the law firm of Spencer, Fane, Britt and Browne in Kansas City. He received an undergraduate degree in economics from Northwestern University and dual law and accounting degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

The University of Miami Heckerling Estate Planning Institute is the nation’s largest and most prestigious estate planning institute.  Hoyt made a plenary presentation entitled “Retirement Accounts in First and Second Marriages: The Fun Begins.”  Of the 86 faculty who presented at the week-long institute, only 16 individuals made such a solo plenary presentation to the entire audience of 3,000 people.  Hoyt also made a presentation at the University of Southern California (USC) Tax Institute in Los Angeles.  His presentation was entitled “Best Charitable Gift Planning Strategies For Closely-Held Business Owners.”

In February 2017, Hoyt participated in a nationwide webinar broadcast of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate’s “Professor’s Corner”.  He and University of Oklahoma College of Law Professor Jonathan Forman presented a program titled “Retirement Accounts: Planning for a Lifetime … and More.”

Hoyt will also be making four presentations at three national conferences in the next few months.

In March, Professor Hoyt will participate in a panel presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) in Scottsdale, AZ.  The program is entitled “Charitable Bequests of Retirement Assets: Strategies, Traps, and Solutions.” In April, Hoyt will make two presentations at the Educational Symposia meeting of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trusts and Estates to be held in Denver, Colorado.  The first presentation is entitled “Income Tax Deductions for Charitable Bequests of IRD”.  He will also be a panel participant in a program entitled “Employee Benefit Issues of Small Non-Profits and Foreign Workers.”

Hoyt will make a presentation in June in Las Vegas, NV at the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) conference, entitled “Retirement Accounts in First and Second Marriages.”

Published: Feb 7, 2017